Alleged drug traffickers arraigned in court
In separate cases, two men were arraigned for drug trafficking Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Marvin Sexton, 43, of 70 Private Drive 302 Room 315, South Point, was arraigned on one third-degree and two fourth-degree counts of trafficking in drugs, oxycodone. Sexton pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Warren Morford.
Judge D. Scott Bowling set bond at $50,000 cash or surety and scheduled a pretrial for Nov. 7.
Russell Hickson Jr., 48, of 1934 County Road 103, Ironton, was arraigned on two fifth-degree counts of trafficking in drugs, marijuana. Hickson pleaded not guilty through his attorney, Philip Heald.
Bowling set a $10,000 own-recognizance bond with GPS monitoring and set a pretrial for Nov. 7.
In other cases:
• Kevin Billups, 29, of 1669 12th Ave., Huntington, W.Va., admitted a community control sanctions violation. Bowing sentenced the man to 11 months in prison.
• Antonio Butler, 21, of 20 Township Road 1018, South Point, also admitted CCS violations. Bowling sentenced Butler to 15 months in prison.
• Gregory Riggs, 22, of 7685 State Route 243, South Point, pleaded guilty to third-degree tampering with evidence and misdemeanor assault.
Bowling sentenced Riggs to two years in prison.
• James Chaffins, 39, of 784 County Road 411, Proctorville, denied CCS violations. Bowling set a trial for Oct. 31.
• Simon Kilpatrick, 29, of 4820 Newman Road, Lavalette, W.Va., pleaded guilty to fifth-degree theft.
Bowling sentenced the man to four years CCS and ordered that he complete the STAR Community Justice program and pay $5,000 in restitution.